Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Almost Completed Table!!

table finish1 by jo_549
table finish1, a photo by jo_549 on Flickr.
After many weeks of work the table is almost complete. We have stained it with Minwax Fruitwood oil-based stain, 2 coats. Then we waxed it with Briwax in light brown. I will probably spend more time buffing and then may add a second coat of wax to the table and bench tops. Comment people!! I am so excited to finally have it done. We still have to finish the extensions. You can see them in the background leaning up against the back wall. They needed a bit of wood fill in a couple of the deep knot holes. Next up is the wall of cabinets, cubbies, and workstations for the kids. I should put up a before pic next to this one so you can see the difference...maybe after we get a new basement door and put the trim back up.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stencil Giveaway

For all you avid DIYers out there I just thought I would share a fantabulous giveaway offer over at a lovely blog called Knick of Time. She did a fantastic tutorial on a stenciled pillow and is giving away a $50 credit for a stencil at Cutting Edge Stencils. Here is a link to her blog so you can enter too!